ARCINTEX’15 NETWORK MEETING
Arcintex Network Meeting took place at Nottingham Trent University in February 2015. I was in charge with the coordination of the workshops and I made a presentation during the symposium. I also participate in the set up of two of the workshops : “Cutting to Build” and “Pedagogy of Electronic Textiles – How to Teach Interactivity” workshops.
Arcintex’15 Symposium, Nottingham Trent University (GB).
Dates: 23-27 of February 2015.
Location: Nottingham Trent University.
CUTTING TO BUILD WORKSHOP
Session 1: Cutting or non-cutting – introduction to cutting and construction tech- niques (2 days).
Facilitators: Martha Glazzard, Karen Harrigan, Tincuta Heinzel.
Session 2: Pattern Cutting for Fashion with Surgical Cut (1 day).
Facilitators: Rhian Solomon, Juliana Sissons.
Description: Cutting to build workshop will offer an introduction to cutting philosophies and approaches and will bring reconstructive surgery and pattern cutters together in order to explore how the two can inform each other.
PEDAGOGY OF ELECTRONIC TEXTILES – HOW TO TEACH INTERACTIVITY
Facilitators: Sarah Davies, Jussi Mikkonen, Richard Kettley, Tincuta Heinzel.
Description: The workshop will offer an overview of different approaches of teaching interactivity through the means of electronic textiles. The workshop will take into consideration the different addressed communities (from design students to service users and community groups) and will question the type of curricula to be devel- oped, the methodologies to use, the way in which the learning process can inform the teaching process and in which way these methods can contribute to co-partici- pative design methods. During the workshop we will use video recording and play- back to facilitate self-exploration and reflexivity (based on Interpersonal Process Re- call).